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The Vegetable Garden in July


Keep on the top of the Weeds with regular hoeing.

Water and top dress the vegetable beds with a general Fertiliser as necessary.

Consider sowing Green manure crops in areas where previous crops have been harvested.

Note: As with most advice on gardening the advisors location will often influence the content of the advice.

To alleviate this problem I have produced this chart indicating how you can make adjustments to the timing of events as seen in this website.

I hope you find this useful! .......Tg

Week 27 - 1st Jul. to 7th Jul.

Cover Cauliflower curds by breaking the ribs of a few inner leaves and bending these over the curds to shade them.

Pinch out Pumpkin and Squash growing tips.

Feed Leeks, Pumpkin and Sweet Peppers.

Earth up Fennel.

Thin out and / or transplant Kale.

Thin out Beetroot, Carrots, Lettuce and Turnips if not done previously.

Harvest Courgettes and Fennel as they become ready.

Be on the look out for Powdery mildew on Courgettes.

As the Shallot leaves turn yellow, lift the bulbs, separate them, and leave them out to dry in the sun for a few days.

Week 28 - 8th Jul. to 14th Jul.

Apply a Nitrogen fertiliser to Asparagus bed.

Check Broad beans, Cauliflower, Orache, Peas, Early potatoes and harvest as necessary.

Earth up / Collar Celery.

Cut down Globe Artichoke if harvesting is complete.

Place Shallot bulbs in trays, net bags or string them up, and store in a dry, airy, frost free place.

Week 29 - 15th Jul. to 21st Jul.

Plant out Cauliflower (autumn)

Cut back Chives.

Pollinate Pumpkins and Squash.

Feed Sweet Corn.

Ensure Turnips do not dry out.

Week 30 - 22nd Jul. to 28th Jul.

Plant out Calabrese (autumn)

Continue making successional sowings of Lettuce and Radish.

Be on the look out for Allium rust and if found, remove and destroy all infected plants.

Remove unripe berries from Asparagus plants.

Remove flowers from Basil plants.

Regularly harvest Runner bean pods to encourage further production and pinch out the tips of the plants if they have reached the top of their supports.

Water Sweet corn regularly during the flowering period and keep beds weed free.

Prepare bed for Spring cabbage.

Cut down Pea plants after harvesting.